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One of the most infamous stunts pulled by polytechnic students dates back to 1961, when the ship Vasa was salvaged after laying on the seabed in front of Stockholm for over 300 years. One night before the ship was raised, a group of polytechnic students dived to the wreck and placed a small statue of a running Paavo Nurmi on the deck. The stunt was aimed at highlighting the fact that Sweden had prevented Nurmi from competing in the 1932 summer Olympics in Los Angeles.
Photo: Sakari Kiuru